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Goodspeed Name Meaning

English: from the expression ‘God speed (you)’; a wish for success for one setting out on an enterprise, presumably applied as a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Goodyear, Goodchild, Goodson, Speed, Goodbread, Goodsell, Gooden

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Goodspeed Family Origin

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Goodspeed Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • At School

    27%
  • Farmer Son

    13%
  • Farm Labor

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, At School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodspeed. A less common occupation for the Goodspeed family was Farm Labor. The most common Goodspeed occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Goodspeed's were Farmers.

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Goodspeed Life Expectancy

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